Christopher LoPresti

Christopher LoPresti

Brooklyn, NY, United States

About Christopher LoPresti

I do portraiture for a living, and teach. Please contact me if you are interested in having any work done. I am originally from Woodbridge, Virginia; a traditionally trained, New York City based artist. I mostly work with oil paint and graphite, drawing from my study of human anatomy and rendering reality from direct observation. I have an MFA from the New York Academy of Art, specializing in anatomy and traditional painting and drawing techniques. I have also worked as a teaching assistant for many years at the Art Students League of New York, the oldest art schools in the city, continuing to hone my skill in the atelier environment. I teach workshops there now, and take commissions for a living; currently working towards a solo show and my own, personal body of work. I have been honored to be awarded many prestigious awards; the Xavier Gonzales travel grant is the most recent, for extensive travel and study abroad; and the Fantasy Travel Scholarship, which enabled me to study at the Paris American Academy.


MFA, New York Academy of Art, 2008
BFA, George Mason University, 2003
The Art Students League, 2009-2019
The National Academy, 2009-2011
Drexel Medical Anatomy 2011


McEhinney, James Lancel. Art Students League of New York on Painting. Sterling Publishing.

Awards and Grants :
The Xavier Gonzales Travel Grant; 5 months in Europe studying abroad.
The Fantasy Fund Travel Scholarship:
Studied at the American Academy, Paris, 2012.
The Mason Scholarship Award for Representational Art, 2011.
The Anthony Palumbo Scholarship for Figurative Drawing, 2010.
The National Academy Merit Scholarship, 2010.
The Jean Gates Scholarship, 2009.
The George Mason University Academic and Artistic Achievement Award in Painting and Drawing, 2009.


The Red Room Gallery, Solo Show. NY, NY, 2017.
Gallery 58, Multiple Visions, Gallery 58,New Jersy City, 2014.
A Glimpse of the Past, Solo Show, Good Shepherd Gallery, Woodbridge, Va., 2013.
Take Home a Nude, Sotherby’s, New York, NY, 2013.
Studio 7 NYAA alum group show, Bernardsville, NJ, 2013.
Metro Fare 3, The Metro Card Exhibit, The RH Gallery, NY, 2013.
The Art Students League Grant Show, New York, NY, 2012.
PSSST!, Kraine Gallery, New York, NY, 2012.
NUDE! , Studio A Gallery, Tarrytown, NY, 2012.
Metrocard Art Show, Single Flare 2 and 3 – Please Swipe Again, Sloan Art Gallery, NY, 2012.
Works from Paris, The American Academy in Paris, France, 2011.
Greenpoint Gallery Group Show, Brooklyn, 2011.
Self Portrait Group Exhibition, Publicis HealthCare Biulding, NY, 2011.
The Ike Show, Emergence of an Icon Group Show, 2010. Art Student’s League, Small Works Exhibitions, 2009-2010.
ISE Cultural Center Group Show, NY, 2009.
The ‘Figure in It’s Glory’ group show, Windam Fine Arts, New York, 2009.
The New York Academy Summer Art Show, Juried by Eric Fischl and Anne Strauss, 2009.